Roosevelt Island kids are invited to join in with new, free choices for fun. Summer’s too short, as we know, especially for kids, but creative activities make the memories last. This year, Hunter’s Point Parks Conservancy welcomes kids taking a short ferry ride from Roosevelt Island for one of the city’s best programs. It’s free.
Photos courtesy of Hunters Point Parks Conservancy
Summer Kids Returns for Seventh Year of Programming
Here’s the information you need, straight from the Conservancy.
Long Island City, NY – Summer Kids hosted by Hunters Point Parks Conservancy (HPPC) is returning from July 11 to August 21 in Hunter’s Point South Park and Gantry Plaza State Park. Every day, HPPC will host a family friendly program for kids under 10 at 10am. All events are free, but some have limited capacity so registration is suggested to guarantee a spot. The registration link is available on HPPC’s website, hunterspointparks.org.
After a virtual season in 2020, HPPC brought Summer Kids back to the parks in 2021 to huge success despite limited capacity due to Covid-19 restrictions. More than 650 kids attended 28 events last summer. This year, HPPC is expanding the Summer Kids schedule to include Saturdays and Sundays so working parents who have returned to the office have a chance to attend programs with their children.
This year HPPC is bringing back favorites like Music Time with Andy and Suzanna, Bricks 4 Kids, and Yogi Beans, and adding classes with Zing!, The Blue Bus Project, and more! Programs will feature a mix of art, STEAM classes, music, movement, and creative play designed to keep kids active and engaged over the summer.
Rob Basch, president of Hunters Point Parks Conservancy, says “Our community continues to grow with many young families moving in. It is important to get our youngest members outside and active and have them start appreciating the wonderful parks we have in our neighborhood. It is rewarding to see how the community has embraced these programs and to see all the smiling faces.”
This year’s programming is sponsored by Weill Cornell Medicine – Long Island City, Hunter’s Point South Living, NYC Ferry, Councilwoman Julie Won, and the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development.